Women have borne the brunt of global inequality.
The corporate world must embrace human rights as a fundamental business priority.
A bathroom in a Los Angeles school is marked for all genders.
New White House guidelines on sex discrimination have caused backlash in some states and school districts. But it won't last, according to researcher at UMass Amherst.
HMP Wandsworth in London.
It got top billing in the Queen's speech but is anyone actually any clearer on what the government's prison reforms are?
Masked sex workers lead a march to mark International Sex Workers’ Rights Day.
Sex workers in South Africa are all potential criminals due to the country's regressive laws. But their status may change soon, making South Africa the first African country to decriminalise sex work.
Any judicial review of government’s spending choices must contribute to transformative constitutionalism.
South Africa's Constitution enjoins government to act “reasonably” in ensuring that basic socioeconomic rights are progressively realised. But the government has limited resources.
The United Nations is asking countries to work towards policies that progressively achieve greater equality.
Discussion about tax reform has been dominated by self-interest, with the real purpose of tax lost.
The recent arrests of nearly 1,500 protesters in Jayapura are part of a broader systematic oppression of Papuans by the Indonesian government.
Solving the problem of West Papua in a dignified manner should involve not only Indonesian authorities but also Papuans and the international community.
Green government, cheaper business.
There are gains to be made from going green.
We asked two academics to check the claim by Michael Gove that the EU court has been grabbing power.
A woman in Burkina Faso collects firewood. Developing nations – and particularly women in these nations – are more vulnerable to climate change, and have less ability to adapt.
Climate justice is becoming an increasingly important part of climate action.
Resolution and reconciliation following major conflicts takes time, has many dimensions, and takes place at all levels of society.
Indonesia needs a combination of retributive and restorative justice for the reconciliation of the 1965-66 anti-communist killings.
There are shortcomings in celebrity led campaigns against “conflict minerals” such as the one in which US actress Robin Wright is involved.
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The relationship between advocacy organisations based in Western capitals and their marketed constituency of marginalised and disadvantaged African groups is tenuous. What then, is the goal?
Poor knowledge of mental illness and lack of access to mental health care lead many families in Indonesia to chain mentally ill people in shackles.
Thousands of people with mental illness are shackled in Indonesia even though the practice has long been banned. Why does the practice persist and how can we eliminate it once and for all?
Why do vigilante groups in Indonesia get away with harassing and threatening leftists?
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Non-state actors in Indonesia use violence and intimidation against a critical civil society as a means for the political and business elites to maintain wealth and power.
Under Xi Jingping, the Chinese government has arrested and detained hundreds of lawyers, activists and government critics.
It is important for Australia that messages on human rights in Geneva are backed up with strong and unequivocal public and private action when Malcolm Turnbull visits China.
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Claims of whitewashing have been levelled against an Australian university for encouraging students to use particular language about Indigenous peoples. It was the right thing to do.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has penned an essay in Quadrant defending his government’s stance on national security. It betrays an extraordinarily open contempt for international human rights law…
Refugees rescued off the coast of Greece.
How EU leaders have sidestepped the UN Refugee Convention to make a very difficult problem disappear.
Deported as soon as they become legal adults, young refugees wander the globe in search of safety.
EU leaders are to send refugees back to Turkey.
If this cruel proposal is all EU leaders can produce in response to mass human suffering, perhaps it's not a union worth saving.